Neurology is a medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord peripheral nerve, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
A stroke or “Brain attack“ happens when blood flow to a part of the brain is blocked due to clot or leakage of blood occurs in brain. Early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications.
In India, stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in young population. Stroke can affect the entire body. It can cause paralysis on one side, both sides, loss of speech and thinking, inability to walk and can render one bed ridden.
There are 2 major kinds of stroke-
Ischemic Stroke is caused by a clot in blood vessel in a brain. 80% of the strokes is ischemic stroke.
Hemorrhagic Stroke is caused by a ruptured blood vessel leading to a blood clot. 20% of the cases are hemorrhagic.
People with the following factors are at a higher risk of having a stroke
Symptoms of stroke
Within a few minutes of having a stroke, brain cells begin to die and symptoms appear. It is important to recognize these early symptoms, as prompt treatment is crucial to recovery. Common symptoms include:
Rehabilitation is a critical aspect of stroke care. Our rehabilitation programme includes–
Our physiotherapy and rehabilitation doctors and staff specializes in helping stroke patients regain their independence.